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Solomon builds temple

Dear Parents,

This week we are learning that King David had wanted to build a temple for God, but God had a different plan. God wanted Solomon to build a temple where God could dwell with His people and where they could worship Him. So God told Solomon to build a temple and Solomon obeyed.

Because God is holy, only the priests could approach God in the temple—and only if they followed specific instructions. Ordinary people had no direct access to the holy presence of God. Jesus changed all that. By His death on the cross, Jesus took away our sin. We can approach God intimately and individually when we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Help your kids see how the temple shows the holiness of God and how we are separated from Him because of our sin. Remind them that the temple also points toward Jesus who came to bring us to God when we trust in Him.

READ: 1 Kings 6-8 with your kids

MAIN POINT: God chose Solomon to build a temple where He would dwell with His people

KEY VERSE:  Proverbs 2:6-7

“For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield for those who walk in integrity.”

Next Week: Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom (1 Kings 11-12)

 

11.1

 

Dear Parents,

This week at Ridgedale Kids, we are going to learn about where true wisdom comes from. Solomon was a wise king who wanted to do God’s plan. God planned to give His people a greater and wiser king—His Son, Jesus. Jesus completely trusted God with His life. Jesus surrendered His own life to die on the cross for our sin.

READ: 1 Kings 10-12 with your kids

Main Point: Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people

Key Verse: Proverbs 2:6-7

“For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield for those who walk in integrity.”

Next week: Wisdom for God’s people (Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-12; 4:10-19)

 

 

session 5

 

Dear Parents,

This week we learned about how God always keeps His promises. God promised David that every king of Israel would come from David’s family. God kept His promise. God sent His Son, Jesus, to be part of David’s family. Jesus is our King. Jesus is alive, and He will be King over God’s people forever.

READ: Psalm 47:7 with your kids

Main Point: God said Jesus would be part of David’s family.

Key Verse: Psalm 47:7-8

“For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a psalm! God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne”

Next week: David sinned and was restored (2 Samuel 11:1–12:14; Psalm 51)

 

David and Jonathan

Dear Parents,

This week we will learn about how David and Jonathan became friends. Their friendship points to an even greater friendship—our friendship with Jesus. Jesus calls us friends (John 15:15), and He showed His love by dying to save us.

READ: 1 Samuel 18: 1-12, 19:1-10, and 20:1-42 with your kids.

Main Point: God used Jonathan to save David’s life.

Key Verse: Psalm 47:7-8

“For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a psalm! God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne”

Next week: God made a covenant with David (2 Samuel 7)

 

david and goliath

 

Dear Parents,

This week we will learn about how David was anointed as king and fought Goliath. David was not a big or strong warrior, but he trusted God. When God sent His son to earth, Jesus did not look like a strong warrior either. But, by dying on the cross and coming back to life, Jesus showed his power to save sinners.

READ: 1 Samuel 16-17 with your kids.

Main Point: God gave David power to defeat Goliath.

Key Verse: Psalm 47:7-8

“For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a psalm! God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne”

Next week: David and Jonathan become friends (1 Samuel 18:1-12)

 

 

Eli and boy samuel

 

Dear Parents,

This week we will look at how God rejected Saul as king. King Saul sinned by giving a sacrifice that only the priest was allowed to give. King Jesus gave up His own life as a good and perfect sacrifice so sinners would be forgiven and accepted.

READ: 1 Samuel 13:1-14 and 15: 1-35 with your kids.

Main Point: God rejected Saul as king because of his sin.

Key Verse: Psalm 47:7-8

“For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a psalm! God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne”

Next week: David was anointed and fought Goliath  (1 Samuel 16-17)

 

 

Eli and boy samuel

 

June 5, 2016

Dear Parents,

This week we will look at how Israel demanded a King. God intended for a heavenly king to rule over Israel, but the Israelites did not trust God’s plan. So God chose Saul to be their king. God had a plan to one day send His Son, Jesus, to rule the entire world. Jesus would be the perfect King who would  bring peace and salvation to the world.

READ: 1 Samuel 8-10 with your kids.

Main Point: God chose Saul as Israel’s first King.

Key Verse: Psalm 47:7-8

“For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a psalm! God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne”

Next week: God rejected Saul as King (1 Sam 13:1-14; 15: 1-35)